There are 4 ways to get from Vancouver to Banff by plane, bus, subway or car

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Fly from Vancouver, bus  •  5 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Calgary (YYC) YVR - YYC
  2. Take the bus from Calgary International Airport, AB to Banff, AB

$160 - $446

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Bus  •  13 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Vancouver, BC to Banff, AB 5000 / ...

$45 - $120

2 alternative options

Subway, line 503 bus to Abbotsford, fly, bus  •  8 h 22 min

  1. Take the subway from Granville Station Platform 2 to Surrey Central Station Platform 2
  2. Take the line 503 bus from Surrey Central Station @ Bay 6 to Northbound 272 St @ Fraser Hwy
  3. Fly from Abbotsford (YXX) to Calgary (YYC) YXX - YYC
  4. Take the bus from Calgary International Airport, AB to Banff, AB

$144 - $444

Drive  •  10 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Vancouver to Banff 534.1 miles

$70 - $110

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Vancouver, BC and arriving at Banff, AB. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 13 h 45 min.

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The distance between Vancouver and Banff is 577 km. The road distance is 854.6 km.

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The best way to get from Vancouver to Banff without a car is to bus which takes 13 h 45 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 33 min to get from Vancouver to Banff, including transfers.

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Vancouver to Banff bus services, operated by Greyhound Canada, depart from Vancouver, BC station.

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The quickest flight from Vancouver Airport to Calgary Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 23 min.

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Vancouver to Banff bus services, operated by Greyhound Canada, arrive at Banff, AB station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Vancouver to Banff is 855 km. It takes approximately 10 h 19 min to drive from Vancouver to Banff.

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Sunwing Airlines, Air Transat, Air Canada and WestJet offer flights from Vancouver Airport to Calgary Airport.

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Map of how to get from Vancouver to Banff.
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  • Distance: 360.4 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 33 min

What companies run services between Vancouver, Canada and Banff, AB, Canada?

Greyhound Canada operates a bus from Vancouver to Banff 3 times a day. Tickets cost $45 - $120 and the journey takes 13 h 45 min.

Airlines
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Vancouver to Calgary
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Abbotsford to Calgary
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Vancouver to Calgary
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Air Transat
Website
airtransat.com
Flights from Vancouver to Calgary
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $700
Sunwing Airlines
Website
sunwing.ca
Flights from Vancouver to Calgary
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$55 - $210
Train operators
TransLink CA
Phone
+1 604-953-3333
Website
translink.ca
Subway from Granville Station Platform 2 to Surrey Central Station Platform 2
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Schedules at
translink.ca
Bus operators
Brewster Express
Phone
1-866-606-6700
Website
banffjaspercollection.com
Bus from Calgary International Airport, AB to Banff, AB
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $120
Book at
bookings.banffjaspercollection.com
TransLink CA
Phone
+1 604-953-3333
Website
translink.ca
Bus from Surrey Central Station @ Bay 6 to Northbound 272 St @ Fraser Hwy
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
translink.ca
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Vancouver, BC to Banff, AB
Ave. Duration
13 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$45 - $70
Online Fare
$60 - $90
Standard Fare
$80 - $120
Refundable
$85 - $130

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There are 124+ hotels available in Banff. Prices start at $142 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Vancouver to Vancouver Airport is to subway which takes 25 min and costs .

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